British History Online with search engine
Early American resources
UK WWI and WWII dead with family and burial information
American Indian great plains tribes
From a great American Indian site to another Indigenous folk group..
Ireland resources and books
Biographies of First Ladies of the US
Common causes of death in the 1800's with descriptions of symptoms, treatments and modern day equivalents.
In old Irish coroner reports, I have frequently seen "Visitation by God". Does anyone know exactly what the medical diagnosis would be? I can only imagine that they just keeled over, probably by a stroke or heart attack.
Also, apoplexy was a common diagnosis, but I'm not sure the medical equivalent.
Several explanations, they even explained the plague was a visitation of God, so the answer is probably an unexpected death or just "only God knows why".
1940 US Census to be released April 2, 2012!
BTW, I have here on my book shelf all 3 vols. of Banks' History of Martha's Vineyard, if anyone wants me to look for any info in there. I also have some other handy books, if anyone wants info from them.
History of the Town of Middleboro, MA by Thomas Weston good for Thomas (the pond line) This book has the catalogue of trhe members of the first Church which was "refined from the History of the First Church", pub. 1854, also included is the Descriptive Catalogue from the organization in 1695 to 1846 (describes members, marriages, bapts, deaths, families of members)
History of Swansea MA, 1667-1817 compiled and edited by Otis Olney Wright 1917 (good for Luther, Chace/Chase and Baker lines along with others) This book also has the census of 1790.
History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties, MA 3 vols. by Elroy S. Thiompson, 1928
History of the Town of Somerset, MA; Shawomet Purchase 1677, inc. 1790, by William Hart, pub. 1940
David Thomas and his descendants (New Jersey Thomases arriving in 1630) by Holland Shields Thomas (good source for NJ Thomases and Lucas line) pub 1976 in CA
Genealogical Records and Sketyches of the Descendants of William Thomas of Hardwick, MA; by A. R. Thomas pub 1891
Greene (Green) Family of Plymouth Colony by Richard Henry Greene, pub 1909
Search for internments at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY